Mr. Erichsen passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2008, at his residence in Sutherland.
Elgar Alvin Erichsen, the son of Hans and Martha (Grapenthin) Erichsen, was born Jan. 16, 1919, in Brooke Township, Buena Vista County. His childhood years were spent on the family farm near Sutherland where he attended school and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1936.
On Oct. 5, 1947, Elgar was united in marriage to Edna Woodall at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland. Following their marriage they farmed outside of Sutherland.
Elgar was a member of the United Methodist Church and Men's Club. He held several offices on the church board.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother in infancy.
Elgar is survived by his wife, Edna Erichsen; and several cousins.
Warner Funeral Home of Sutherland is in charge of arrangements.